Lightroom: Indicate a photo is in a collection before deleting

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When deleting photos, I'd like to see an indication that this(these) photos are in one or more collections. Ideally, provide a button to see which collections the photos are in. Based on the collections, I may choose not to delete.
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Bob Ellis

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Posted 9 years ago

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Bob, LR3 already shows a collection badge on the thumbnails in Grid view. Clicking on the badge shows you all the collections the photo is in.

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john beardsworth

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I don't see why this shouldn't be added to the Delete or Remove dialog box.
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Sean Phillips

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You can also right click and image to find a "Show in Collection" menu.
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Rob Cole

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Consider Jeffrey Friedl's PhotoSafe plugin - it's aim is to keep photos from being inadvertently deleted, and can be used to satisfy your current goal.

If you only have photos protected that are in any collection (or specified collections), then when you try to delete photos that are in such collection(s), you will be prompted first.